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      06-18-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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I really hope that the next generation gets a lot more electric power and range. I love this car and have since it's inception. It's such a timeless design but it falls short of the greatness it could be.
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I really hope that the next generation gets a lot more electric power and range. I love this car and have since it's inception. It's such a timeless design but it falls short of the greatness it could be.
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i8 always looked amazing but with like just M3 level performance...
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I really hope that the next generation gets a lot more electric power and range. I love this car and have since it's inception. It's such a timeless design but it falls short of the greatness it could be.
Agreed!
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You've no idea guys, because you either don't own one or can't drive it as should be driven to experience its full potential.

I raced it on the German Autobahn two weeks ago, for ten days around the country. The power and sovereignty at high speeds is just awesome. And there is a factor of superiority that makes the game a bit different: E-Boost

I had a daily distance of four hours, mostly at 200-240km/h, but often interrupted by slow cars on the fast lane, so that I had to use Breaks and E-Boost very often.
But the amount of power that comes back by breaking is so huge, I couldn't believe and also not the M3 behind me. Brave guy, I waved him on the highway exit. He was the only one in ten days who challenged me. But no chance without E-Boost. And to his bad, I never ran out of E-Power. It's definitely a fairy tale that the i8 runs fast out of power. At least I couldn't force it, even at that high speeds.

And the many Porsches that cleared the lane without delay was very surprising.
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You've no idea guys, because you either don't own one or can't drive it as should be driven to experience its full potential.

I raced it on the German Autobahn two weeks ago, for ten days around the country. The power and sovereignty at high speeds is just awesome. And there is a factor of superiority that makes the game a bit different: E-Boost

I had a daily distance of four hours, mostly at 200-240km/h, but often interrupted by slow cars on the fast lane, so that I had to use Breaks and E-Boost very often.
But the amount of power that comes back by breaking is so huge, I couldn't believe and also not the M3 behind me. Brave guy, I waved him on the highway exit. He was the only one in ten days who challenged me. But no chance without E-Boost. And to his bad, I never ran out of E-Power. It's definitely a fairy tale that the i8 runs fast out of power. At least I couldn't force it, even at that high speeds.

And the many Porsches that cleared the lane without delay was very surprising.
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Ehh, they aren't set up for tracking and the suspension is good for autobahn.

They'll run out of juice about 15 mins into a 20 minute track session and leave you with a mid engines Mini Cooper, which is still awesome tbh, but that's the truth.

They work well on the roads though.

I think most people want a 30 minute capability out of the battery and 300 hp from the engine e
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